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's policies, affecting african americans during a forum at morgan state university today. political reporter pat warren reports that this follows mitt romney. >> reporter: republican presidential hopeful mitt romney tells the naacp, that under the obama administration, african americans are worse off now before the president took office. >> the unemployment rate, duration of unemployment, average family income. all worse in the black community. >> reporter: white house senior adviser, valerie jarrett, tells wjz, the president has the best interest of all americans at heart. >> when the president took office, we were losing 4 million jobs just in the last six months of the prior administration. we lost another 4 million jobs before any of the president's policies could take hold. so certainly we are working our way out of this incredible mess. >> reporter: the june labor reports cites the unemployment rate for african americans at 14.4%. compared to 8.2% of whites. >> we all know that the african american community suffered before this last recession. we have been having tough times for a ver
with that story. >> this coming saturday at morgan state university, where thousands of teenagers are competing. they are competing for top prizes, athletes from all over the nation. this event caps off months of training and grueling competition. there is concern that some of these teenagers may have signed of hcm, which can lead to a heart attack. reggie is watching his son compete in the shot put. >> i am from the houston area and taxes. unfortunately, we have heard of athletes falling down and having cardiac arrest are up -- or some other type of heart condition. we understand it is a serious situation. >> dr. theodore abraham will lead a team at the track and field championships to screen teenagers. she says for the most part is hereditary. >> they have no symptoms and they feel great. it is a problem that could manifest itself at any time without warning, which is the scary part of this whole equation. >> hard to believe that somebody can just drop dead. >> i think it is a good idea. it is important to know if it is an issue are not with the individual athletes. >> anything that is heredi
and they will be at morgan state university. now, pam, tell me about this young lady. >> she is intermediate. she is a sophomore. she will do two individual events, 100 meter hurdles and the long jump. >> is it hard? >> no. >> so you will be competing in the junior olympics. tell me what that is like for you? >> this is -- i have been running since i was in the third grade. i'm excited. i get to do my two favorite events. i am ready to run and jump. >> are you going to win? >> i hope so. >> put you on the spot. >> 100 and 200. >> are you going to win? >> yes, hopefully. >> tell me about this program. what is it that you like coming out with the program. >> i have a lot of fun friends and fun to run track. >> you over here as well. tell me what you will be running. >> i will be running the 4 by 4 and the long jump. >> are you going to win? >> yes. >> definitely, right. >> yes. >> tell me what you like about the program? >> i like to long jump and i like to have fun. >> cool. cool. thank you very much, ladies. you continue to workout and get yourselves ready. tell me about the junior olympics. it w
from what i was used to. morgan state university is a historically black college and university, and it's a really small school. it was something that would be a tribal college university in your community, and going to georgetown where we had people not just from all the united states, but all over the world coming and attending this school, i had sons and daughters of united states' senators, governors, high politicians, business leaders, business owners coming, and they were my classmates, and sitting in that room and looking around in classrooms just the same size as this auditorium with every seat filled to capacity, i wondered how did i end up in this room with these people that knew something about what it was like to be an indian person, knew nothing about my family, my background, that probably had a lot of this -- this -- their path predestined for them. i felt i was covering my own -- carving my own path. the more i sat there the more i realized i belonged there. i worked hard. i studied. i knew what i wanted to do in terms of helping my communities. i knew this was one avenu
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